- May 29, 2020
Pope Francis named six superiors of women’s religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
The Capuchins have chosen a lay friar as their provincial minister defying canon law and the Congregation for Religious.
Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, the Vatican’s top official for religious life, said there are still about 15 orders of Catholic nuns in the United States with which his department wants to do follow-up after a controversial Vatican-mandated review officially ended more than a year ago.
“The allegations were sent speedily [to Rome] and it admits no suspicion of negligence, and even less cover-up, from this court.”
A letter by the head of Peru’s main Church court lists multiple steps to inform Rome of charges against the founder of a powerful lay group, and expresses mounting frustration at the lack of response.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world on Thursday that to talk about women when they’re not present is not “evangelical,” and thanked one nun for informing him there’s a “disconnect” at times with Church authorities. “To talk about someone when